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Eager to try new and exciting flavors from world cuisines without traveling? These DIY food kits are ideal for bringing world travel into your humble kitchen.
Homemade food gives you quality and authenticity that store-bought foods simply cannot compare with.
With step-by-step instructions, everyone from passionate foodies to novice cooks can have fun creating classic food and drink from all over the world.
Take you, or someone close to you, on a memorable culinary journey with these 17 DIY food kits from all over the world.
DIY Food Kits To Try
1 – Bubble Tea Kit
Bubble tea is a Taiwanese delight. This refreshing drink is filled with tapioca pearls: a chewy, sweet treat that defines this unique tea.
With this make-it-yourself bubble tea kit, you can bring one of Taiwan’s most beloved drinks into your own home.
With two types of tea to choose from, before you know it you’ll be hooked on this delightful beverage. It is simple to brew at home, and joyful to drink.
A mochi ice cream kit gives you everything you need to make one of Japan’s most irresistible desserts from the comfort of your home.
Mochi ice cream balls can change your life with one simple bite. Their vibrant, chewy exteriors, and icy cold, creamy fillings taste utterly divine.
Fun to make by yourself, with a partner, or the whole family, there are so many flavors and colors to choose from.
If you’re keen to get your kids to try new foods and flavors, the Lebanese global culinary adventure for kids is an amazing place to start.
This fun and memorable make-at-home food kit has healthy and colorful meals kids can prepare themselves.
The kits are full of exotic spices and ingredients, along with fun facts and easy-to-follow ingredients.
Along with Lebanon, you can also take your children on a culinary tour of Greece, Mexico, Ethiopia, India, and Morocco.
Related: Most Popular Lebanese Foods
Bring some classic Chinese cooking into your humble abode with a Chinese soup dumpling kit.
This kit gives you everything required to make delicious steamed dumplings, which you can fill with a range of flavorful soups.
And equipped with authentic Chinese cooking utensils, such as a steam basket, you can stay true to the traditional method of cooking this wholesome dish.
Whether you’re cooking alone, together, or with the whole family, this is a fun and authentic DIY cooking kit that can bring joy to your kitchen.
5 – Ravioli Kit
A homemade ravioli kit is an enjoyable way to conjure up your very own dish of one of Italy’s most iconic foods.
With easy to follow step-by-step instructions, you’ll go from dry ingredients to a rich and wholesome Italian dish in no time at all.
Making ravioli is a delicate and thoroughly rewarding process. After you’ve tried the exquisite taste of homemade pasta, you’ll never want to go back to storebought again.
Italian food is always a safe bet for hosting. Homemade ravioli is great to make for friends, family, and dinner parties.
An Italian cheese kit is a gift to truly bring joy to the kitchen of any world traveler or cheese lover.
Regardless of cooking skill, with this at-home kit, you can make a range of classic Italian cheeses to gorge on and use in recipes.
From mozzarella to mascarpone, there is a wide variety of cheeses to make. Simple step-by-step instructions mean even amateur chefs can get involved.
7 – Paella Kit
Bring the heat and passion of Spanish cooking into your humble kitchen with a traditional paella-making kit.
Paella is a rich and diverse dish, that uses lots of specific ingredients. A kit gives you all these specialty ingredients, along with a paella pan.
Easy to cook alone or with friends, this is an ideal gift for a foodie lover that misses the summer heat and rich cuisine of Spain.
An Oktoberfest ale making kit allows you to become both the brewer and the drinker.
This premium brewing kit is beautifully crafted, and it gives you all you need to brew artisanal ales at home with depth and flavor.
If you, or someone you know, is an avid beer drinker and has always wanted to go to Oktoberfest, this homebrew kit can bring the flavors to you.
Homebrewing is an addictive hobby. Once you’ve brewed your first ale, who knows where your craft beer adventures could take you next!
9 – Scone Mix
Bring one of Britain’s most loved and iconic desserts into your own home by baking with a scone mix.
Ideal for hosting gatherings, brunches, or just for those days you want to indulge, scones are fun to make and delightful to devour.
Whether you bake as a hobby or are looking for a fun activity with friends and family, making scones is an afternoon or evening well spent.
Related: Most Popular British Foods
10 – Biscotti Making Kit
A biscotti making kit will transform your home kitchen into an aromatic, Italian-style bakery in a matter of minutes.
Hailing from the Tuscan hills, biscotti is one of Italy’s most recognized desserts. That satisfying crunch has been keeping Italians happy for centuries.
Biscotti, infused with various flavors, are simple to make and great for dinner parties and gatherings.
A DIY biscotti kit is perfect for baking afternoons and evenings or to give to a fellow foodie as a gift.
11 – Limoncello Kit
While we’re still in the rustic Italian countryside, it would be rude not to taste the country’s go-to citrussy liquor for warm summer evenings.
A limoncello kit will have you making your very own version of this classic lemon liquor in no time at all.
Sharp, sweet, and wonderful to drink, limoncello is a perfect post-dinner drink for evenings in the garden or nights by the patio heater.
12 – Greek Yogurt Kit
A Greek yogurt kit can guide you through the simple process of making your very own thick and wonderfully creamy Greek yogurt.
Greek yogurt is not only an indulgent dessert; it also comes with plenty of health benefits.
Reusable and easy-to-follow, why settle for store-bought brands when you can make your own refreshingly rich and healthy yogurt in a matter of hours?
Related: Most Popular Greek Desserts
13 – Mexican Cocktail Kit
Ignite the flames of Latin American passion and flair in your home kitchen with a Mexican cocktail kit.
Complete with cantaritos de barro, authentic cocktail-serving clay cups, Mexican cocktails are sure to add plenty of kick and Latino heat to your housewarming or party.
Mexican cocktails fuse classic flavors like tequila and grapefruit. This set is easy to follow and has everything you need to get the party started.
14 – Tortilla Kit
Like many make-at-home food kits, a tortilla kit gives you the power to create authentic, fresh tortillas store-bought brands cannot come close to.
Complete with a tortilla press, fun and energetic evenings of tortilla-making await you or a fellow foodie traveler with this kit.
Once your homemade tortillas are ready, you can fill them with a wide range of spicy meats, fried vegetables, and rich, glooping sauces, for a true Mexican feast.
15 – Hot Sauce Kit
With a hot sauce kit, you can add the perfect amount of heat to a wide array of main courses and side dishes.
Hot sauce is simple to make, and you can tailor it to your tastes. If you love fiery heat or prefer your sauce with certain spices, you can adjust the formula as you like.
This unique gift is not only great for Mexican classes but for so many dishes from all over the world.
16 – Biltong Making Kit
Biltong is one of South Africa’s most popular foods, and you can easily prepare this rich snack at home with a simple biltong making kit.
Equipped with the iconic biltong spices from South Africa, all you need to do is add the meat.
In a couple of hours, you’ll have your very own taste of South Africa, from the comfort of your home.
17 – BBQ Sauce Making Kit
Handcrafted in Portland, this hot sauce and BBQ sauce making kit is ideal for you or a home chef to conduct your very own spicy sauces.
Lather your burgers, meat dishes, and other rich dishes in a BBQ sauce that’s made just the way you like it.
And if you’re eager to try more foods and sides from all over the world, why not go for a subscription for snacks from a different country every month?
DIY Food Kits Summary
World cuisine doesn’t just have to be experienced and enjoyed in a physical location.
With a little flair, energy, and know-how, you can be bringing globally iconic foods and flavors into your own home.
And besides the delicious food and drink, DIY food kits are a great way to challenge yourself, learn new skills, and spend your time productively.
The genius of make-at-home kits is in their instructions. With step-by-step guidance, even total kitchen novices can follow on and create food they can be proud of.
DIY food kits are a thoughtful gift to fellow foodie and world travelers. These kits can open their mind to new foods, hobbies, and passions.
Don’t let being stuck at home stop you from experiencing world cuisines. Bring classic tastes and traditions into your home kitchen, and let the food transport you to exotic locations far and wide.
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Author: Dale Johnson is a content strategist, writer, and designer, who has traveled to 30+ countries to date. He and his wife are passionate foodies, and regularly try new and exciting travel-inspired dishes on the road, and at home.
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